Half a million refugees are on the move ahead of Sunni jihadists in northern Iraq.
The speed of the advance is startling. The Iraqi army seems to be impotent. The government's attempt to declare a state of emergency had to be abandoned when insufficient MPs turned up to vote.
The insurgents are just 60 miles from Baghdad this evening. Oil refineries have already been taken and the price of crude oil is soaring.
What a fucking waste of lives Bush and Blair.